Monday, April 30, 2012

To Be Blessed? 


The Blessing of the Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog
by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
To be blessed
said the old woman
is to live and work
so hard
God’s love
washes right through you
like milk through a cow

To be blessed
said the dark red tulip
is to knock their eyes out
with the slug of lust
implied by your up-ended skirt

To be blessed
said the dog
is to have a pinch
of God
inside you
and all the other
dogs can smell it



1)  Tulips are having their last hurrah in the Conservatory Garden - check 'em out before they're gone!

2)  Tulips remind me of the Netherlands.  Today is Queens Day there.  Happy Queens Day, Dutchies!

3) April is National Poetry Month.  April 30th (today) is the last day of National Poetry Month.  It's been real, y'all.

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